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The best Engine: BASIC games

Games written in BASIC have a rich history in the world of computer gaming. BASIC (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a high-level programming language that gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s as a beginner-friendly language for writing software on early personal computers. During this era, BASIC was the go-to language for hobbyist programmers who wanted to create their own games.

Games written in BASIC varied in complexity, from simple text-based adventures to graphical games with rudimentary graphics and sound capabilities. As computer hardware and programming languages advanced, BASIC gradually lost popularity as a primary language for game development. The simplicity and accessibility of BASIC played a crucial role in sparking their interest in programming and game development.

Most popular Engine: BASIC games

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QBASIC

DOS19914.3/5 Microsoft
QBasic, or QuickBASIC, was an interpreted version of the BASIC programming language developed by Microsoft. It was designed to be easy to learn and use, making it accessible to beginners and hobbyist programmers. QBasic was part of Microsoft's QuickBASIC product line, which included both compiled and interpreted versions of the language. QBasi...
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Invaders 78

DOS2000freewareremake4.2/5
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Borland Turbo Basic 1.0

DOS19874.1/5 Borland Software Corporation
Borland Turbo Basic was a programming language developed by Borland, a software company that was prominent in the 1980s and 1990s. Turbo Basic was part of the Turbo series of programming languages and development tools that Borland created during that time.Turbo Basic was designed as a fast and efficient version of the BASIC programming language. B...
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GW-BASIC 3

DOS19884.1/5 Microsoft
GW-BASIC (short for Gee Whiz BASIC) is a dialect of the BASIC programming language that was developed by Microsoft. It's one of the early implementations of BASIC and was included as the default programming environment in early versions of the MS-DOS operating system.GW-BASIC was initially released with MS-DOS 2.0 in 1983. Subsequent versions of MS...
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Felony!

DOS19844/5 BrainBank
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QBasic Gorillas

DOS1991freeware4/5 Microsoft
Gorillas, also known as "Gorillas.bas," is a turn-based artillery game that was included as a sample program with Microsoft QBasic, an IDE and interpreter for a variant of the BASIC programming language. QBasic was commonly bundled with MS-DOS and early versions of Windows during the early 1990s. The goal of "Gorillas" is to hit the ...
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QBasic Nibbles

DOS1991freeware4/5 Microsoft
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Donkey BAS

DOS19813.9/5 Microsoft
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Nerm of Bemer

DOS19843.3/5 COMPUTE! Publications
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Black Friday

DOS19833/5
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IBM 9-Hole Miniature Golf

DOS19833/5 SoftSide Magazine
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